Archive | October, 2012

The Gong Show – or the ‘yes no’ interlude and Toilets

  American readers will remember the Gong Show which, as the name suggests, was where a panel reviewed amateur acts and ‘gonged’ them if they were awful. Readers on my side of the Atlantic may remember ‘Take your Pick’ in which participants had to go through the ‘yes –no interlude’ that is not saying yes […]

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The Wreck of the Hesperus

  “The Wreck of the Hesperus” is a story that presents the tragic consequences of a sea captain’s pride. On an ill-fated voyage in the winter, he brings his daughter aboard ship for company. The captain ignores the advice of one of his experienced men, who fears that a hurricane is approaching. It’s a tragedy […]

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Shawshank ( Bipolar ) Redemption – ‘Get busy living or get busy dying’

One of the great films! It has many echoes for me. Not least that it was a flop at the box office, and then through word of mouth became the all time video best seller. Prove positive that my book, form modest beginnings, might sell by the shed load, once word gets out. Well that’s […]

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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Twitterer

Maybe after 14,500 tweets I may have become a fully fledged Twit – quite possibly. But following hot on the heels of my last blog, the BBC has posted another article about an alarming rise in cases or depression. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-19967037 Moreover, there is also another linked paper covering the part that loneliness can play in […]

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Bloody hell! No wonder I’ve tried suicide

  Just been reading a fascinating but pretty harrowing account about Bipolar http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-19959565 Creativity is often linked to mental illness and writers are particularly susceptible. Great ! – pass the cyanide now! Writers had a higher risk of anxiety and bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, unipolar depression, and substance abuse, the Swedish researchers at the Karolinska Institute […]

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Exciting New Car – Bipolar SSRi

  A new hybrid was launched today – the Bipolar SSRi. It comes fully loaded and promises a wild ride Standard options include; No seat belts for a really risky ride An automatic that can turn manual without notice No brakes so you can flirt with suicide Turbocharger that kicks in when you least expect […]

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A False Epidemic – or Teenage Mutant Bipolar Losers?

    Nope it’s not a re-hash or re-run of Teenage Mutant Bipolar Heroes ( April 2012 ) but a different take on the same issue. What prompted it? – well I was on Huffington Post Live today, and the subject was ‘A false epidemic?’  Check it out here – http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/50730b8502a760308e0002bb The stats were rather […]

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Bipolar Airways

  I’ve just returned from a business trip, and I was reminded how few other activities are better than travel for exercising the Bipolar brain. Or more particularly, how the vagaries of modern travel seem almost perfectly arranged to affect your Bipolar when in the Dysthymic phase – as I was last week. In my […]

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